Copenhaga found a new way of harvesting solar energy: A giant floating Duck
The inovative structure is designed to provide, in theory, a green city with solar power and hydropower.
An interesting way of supporting sustainability was found by a team of British designers and artist. They came up with a floating tourist attraction that will also attract solar power in Copenhagen Harbor as the Danish city plans to become carbon-neutral until 2025.
The giant sea duck shaped structure is as high as 12-story.
Constructed from lightweight steel and wrapped in solar panels, the “energy duck” could collect the rays of sun during the day and at night could bask the harbor in LED lights that change color in rhythm with the hydro turbines inside it, as the blog designboom says.
So the city’s visitors could be able to cherish the shows of lights from a distance, but also they could get on board of the energy duck and take a look at the inside work of it.
The giant bird was designed and constructed with the help of the designers and artists Pochee, Adam Khan, Louis Leger, and Patrick Fryer in a competition lead by Land Art Generator Initiative, a project that has the purpose to bring together art and sustainable design in order to discover more solutions regarding renewable energy.
Someday, this beautiful concept could be a reality.
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